In the first half
In a crawling 61 possession game FSU held the high-powered Hurricane offense to their 2nd worst output of the year (.87 PPP). And the Noles did just enough on the offensive end to hang on, including a 12-0 run late in the game to take the first lead of the night. Terrance Shannon was the only Seminole in double figures with 10. Chris Singleton was 2-13 from the field, 0-6 from 3, and missed the front end of a critical one-and-one in the waning seconds with FSU clinging to a two point lead. On the night the Seminoles shot 32% from the field, 18% from 3, and 53% from the line. All of this against a defense that came into the game ranked 10th in the ACC. They played a zone for the first 38 minutes of the night, and any coach who does otherwise needs to have his head examined.
The fact that we won is a testament to how good we are on defense. Malcolm Grant scored 20 (on 6-15 shooting), but no other Hurricane was in double digits. Durand Scott was held to 8 points on 3-12 shooting and committed 4 turnovers. Reggie Johnson had a quiet night with 7 points.
It was an ugly, ugly game, but give the team credit for stealing one on the road. Duke and